Specialized versions of LumiShield coatings could replace toxic chromium on wear-resistant surfaces in joint replacement implants.
LumiShield coatings offer an elegant solution to galvanic corrosion issues arising from the use of steel fasteners in aluminum-framed vehicles.
LumiShield coatings are a less expensive alternative to vapor deposited aluminum coatings currently used in the aerospace industry.
The ability to apply LumiShield coatings in open environments may substantially reduce the costs of placing protective layers on existing metallic structures.
LumiShield technology will ultimately be adaptable to the production of transition metal alloy coatings, which have many applications in electronics manufacture.
Once anodized, LumiShield coatings provide a strong, wear-resistant surface, which will see application in a variety of machine components and tools.
LumiShield coatings will show excellent resistance to saline environments, making them ideal for corrosion protection in maritime applications.
With a variety of finishes possible through co-plating and anodizing, LumiShield coatings offer a new look in consumer markets.
LumiShield’s technology has the potential to change the way the world handles metal corrosion. Commercialization of the LumiShield process will have impacts on many industries, including biomedical, automotive, aerospace, infrastructure, marine, electronics and consumer goods. LumiShield’s simplified process and lower metal costs will likely result in a decreased cost to the end user, which will allow LumiShield to rapidly create a place in the $6 billion metal coatings market.
In addition to its lower costs, LumiShield’s technology has already sparked interest from major manufacturing corporations for its potential to improve worker safety and reduce environmental impact. Cadmium and chromium – two of the most common anti-corrosion coatings – are harmful to the environment, and regulations on their use continue to become more restrictive. While some aluminum plating options already exist, those currently on the market require substantial operating costs to mitigate toxic vapor emissions and exclude atmospheric water which interferes with plating.
LumiShield’s technology has none of these limitations. Our company is leveraging advanced sciences to create electroplated aluminum products that will be safe for workers, better for the environment, and cheaper for companies.